Jaintia Hills – The land of Giants?

Jaintia Hills lie further east to the Khasi Hills in Meghalaya. It is one of the administrative districts in the state, headquartered in Jowai. Starting from Umiam, we skip Shillong completely and instead, take the beautifully laid bypass road, which meets the old highway NH6, coming through Shillong, near Mawryngkneng. The highway itself, is really picturesque and…

Sohra, Cherapunjee – To the Abode of Clouds

Sohra (or Cherrapunjee) is a small place about 50 kms from the state capital Shillong. A fantastic highway through the East Khasi hills ensures you cover the distance in under 90 mins. But, a major problem to that, are the views around you. They make you stop every few meters. Why Sohra? The claim to…

Dawki – Travelling to the land’s end

Dawki is a small town on the India Bangladesh border in Meghalaya. It is around 80 kms from the state capital Shillong and lies in the west Jaintia hills. The river passing through it, is called Umngot, and has become famous of late, because of it’s crystal clear waters. Why is Dawki, the Lands’ end?…